Leah Kramer and Matthew Lewellen were united in marriage June 19, 2010, on the banks of the James River in Newport News, Va. The Rev. Kalvin Evans was officiant during the double-ring ceremony.
Leah is the daughter of Rebecca Kramer of Tiffin and Larry Kramer of Findlay.
Matthew is the son of Mike and Kathy Lewellen of Yorktown, Va.
Leah, given in marriage by her parents, wore an ivory lace, strapless gown with an empire bodice. The back had a modified chapel-length train with satin-covered buttons. She wore a sheer, ivory elbow-length veil. She carried a bouquet of gerbera daisies and garden roses.
Laura Metz of Findlay and Leslie Poignon of Tiffin, sisters of the bride, were matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Jen Verdina of Westerville, friend of the bride; Jenny Lewellen of Nolensville, Tenn., sister of the groom; and Kelli Marter of Jacksonville, Fla., Cassie Cox of Chesapeake, Va., and Lesley Ansama of Newport News, Va., friends of the bride.
They wore buttercream, strapless satin, cocktail-length dresses and carried bouquets of gerbera daisies.
Mike Lewellen of Yorktown, Va., was his brother's best man. Groomsmen were Michael Shelton of Williamsburg, Va., Brandon Greene of Knoxville, Tenn., Kevin Williams of Asbur, Va., and Lee Kennell, Kevin Bell and Adam Quinn, all of Yorktown, Va., friends of the groom.
Flower girls were Ava Metz of Findlay and Grace Poignon of Tiffin, nieces of the couple. Ring bearers were Jack Metz and Owen Metz of Findlay, nephews of the couple.
Leah is a 2002 graduate of Columbian High School and a 2006 graduate of Ohio University. She is a social studies teacher.
Matthew is a 2000 graduate of Grafton High School and a 2004 graduate of Christopher Newport University. He is a teacher and assistant athletic director.
The bride's sisters hosted an around-the-house shower April 3, 2010, and the groom's mother hosted a miscellaneous shower April 24, 2010. The rehearsal dinner was at the Amoco Docks on the York River in Yorktown, Va.
Following a honeymoon trip to Dominican Republic, the couple resides at 18 Cornwallis Place, Newport News, Va.